At Home: Tramonto in Longmont
Low-Maintenance Homes Complement Your Active Lifestyle
Deb McKee and Kathy Danskin of Longmont had an “ah-ha” moment shortly after they started looking for a new home. “We have lived in our present neighborhood in Longmont for 15 years and were ready to see what was new in today’s new home market. We were dreaming of modern appliances, environmentally friendly building practices, ranch-style plans, and beautiful new design choices and materials. So we started to look at model homes along the Front Range.”
Through a series of “chance contacts,” they were introduced to Tramonto – a low-maintenance community by award winning homebuilder Boulder Creek Neighborhoods in Longmont. And that’s when the “ah-ha” moment occurred.
“We have loved our home in Longmont, and have made good friends here,” says McKee. Choosing to move to Tramonto “was an easy decision for us to make – being confident in the builder already. And we will be only a few minutes away from our current neighbors. We liked the fact that we could continue to see our ‘old family’ as well as create a ‘new family’ in the Tramonto neighborhood.”
Choosing to stay in Longmont was another easy decision for Deb and Kathy to make. “We like the small-town feel of Longmont. The city provides activities and things to do, bike trails, walking paths, parks, recreational facilities, three golf courses, and house pricing that has traditionally been lower than other parts of Boulder County.”
The Tramonto neighborhood interests them especially because, they say, “We are interested in a small community, open spaces, community gardens, quality homes, friendly homeowners, and views of the Rocky Mountain Range.” Not having to worry about many exterior home maintenance chores frees them to enjoy their lives. “We look forward to having the time and the freedom to enjoy hobbies, friends, and traveling.”
They have ideas for some new hobbies and activities, too. “We hope to spend more time on our patio entertaining guests and enjoying our friends – new and old. We look forward to creating a spa/ exercise/game area in our basement, which will make our new home even more enjoyable and relaxing.”
The floorplan that they have chosen at Tramonto is the Equinox, which has two bedrooms and two baths, plus the laundry room and outdoor living space all located on the main floor, as well as a lower level that is perfect for the kind of recreation area they envision. The home reflects many of the core principles guiding Boulder Creek Neighborhoods – a low-maintenance lifestyle, an emphasis on main-floor designs, open floor plans, and zero-step thresholds, among many additional desirable and thoughtful features.
“When we walked into the model, it was so open and inviting that it took our breath away,” Kathy and Deb say. “It was the ‘wow factor’ we were looking for. It is a ranch-style home with open spaces and room to share with many friends. It has many windows and wonderful natural light. Rooms are spacious, but not over-sized. The floor plan promises to be very livable.”
Another delight for these homeowners was Boulder Creek Neighborhoods’ home personalization process, where they got to choose the elements that they were dreaming of for their new home.
“We had so much fun picking out new color and design choices with the [Boulder Creek] ‘experts.’ We appreciated their guidance and attention to detail. We selected hardwood flooring that is beautiful, a stone fireplace surround that is a bit rugged but cozy, countertops and shower tile that are elegant, and the other upgrades that will make this our dream home. We will have a patio that is large enough for entertaining.”
They were also gratified to have “energy-efficient appliances with the latest features and energy-efficient heating/cooling systems, which will be environmentally friendly.”
Their other “must-have” list was lengthy – but the popular homes in Tramonto checked off each item – low-maintenance living, updated design features like high ceilings and walk-in closets, main floor laundry, a large kitchen island, lots of cabinets for storage, a walk-in pantry, ranch-style design, pricing that fit their budget, and, “ location, location, location.” Deb and Kathy were sure about the location. “Living close to the Front Range is a must-have for us.”
The delighted new homeowners added a special “thank you” to Karen Sanders and Brandon Eide at the Tramonto Sales Office, as well as the Design Team at Boulder Creek who helped them personalize their new home. “They became friends as well as consultants throughout this process.”